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We’ve been pruning West Seattle’s lady gardens since 2009.

Welcome to West Seattle’s premier sugaring studio! What in the world is sugaring you ask? It’s the safest and gentlest method for removing unwanted body hair, from faces to toes and ALL the nooks and crannies in between! We use a simple paste of sugar and water (yes that’s it!) like waxing without the burning or damage to sensitive skin. We’ve been providing high quality care to our West Seattle community since 2009 servicing all ages, genders, and body types in our welcoming sugaring suites!

Our sugarists have years of experience at making even the most vulnerable and potentially awkward moments not only comfortable, but downright fun! If you’re not quite ready for a full Brazilian or bikini area, you can always start with a lower leg, brow design, or full face to learn about the studio, the staff, and the technique of sugaring at Darling Sugar. Still nervous? Send us a message and we can put your mind at ease. We’ve seen it all, sugared it all, and truly care about your safety and comfort at all times.

Meet Our Staff

Jade

Jade

I have always been drawn to skincare and used the varying types of skin types within my own family to hone my skills and interests. I prefer natural ingredients and choose organic whenever possible. I was intrigued by sugaring as a hair removal method because its an ancient art as well as sustainable, and only now regaining popularity among clients. Every day I get to introduce new clients to sugaring and it’s the best part of my job!

In my free time you can either find me in the kitchen trying out new recipes or whipping up some of my favorites like Pozole Verde or planning my shopping trip at the market to find the best ingredients around! I also love listening to music from Hip Hop to Jazz and everything in between and snuggling my beautiful dog Luna.

Amy

Amy

I first read about sugaring prior to starting my training as an esthetician and was really intrigued. I always had pretty oily skin and frequently suffered from congested skin as well so naturally I was drawn to skincare and hair removal. Finding a better way was exciting and I graduated from my esthetics program in 2016 and have been enjoying working with clients ever since.

Despite being born in Los Angeles, I’ve spent most of my life in Washington. Outside of being an esthetician you can find me trying out all the unique and varied eateries around West Seattle and beyond or hanging out with my amazing nieces, my handsome little dog Nekoda, and my most distinguished gentleman cat, Blue Cheese.

Emilie

Emilie

Emilie was born and raised in South Seattle. Growing up, her grandpa was her best friend. Their routine was always the same if they were together, and that familiarity was an important source of comfort for her. She intends to provide that same relationship with her clients, so that every time you come in for a Sugaring, you feel as though you’re just catching up with a friend.

After dealing with eczema and adult acne, Emilie became very interested in skincare. She graduated from the Esthiology program at the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in 2018. Afterwards, took to sugaring after getting it done herself, and trained and received her sugaring certification after being hired on at Darling Sugar. She has now been a Sugarist with us for over 3 years.

Both a force and a Capricorn. You can find her at home watching New Girl for the 100th time, or at the gym on the stairmaster looking more tired than everyone else.

Interests: Dry humor, Will Arnett, and Apple pies.

Sammie

Sammie

Sammie has lived in West Seattle for the past 5+ years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance (opera) from Northern Arizona University. Her focus used to be on performing opera, but has recently (as of January 2022) started singing in a local heavy metal band, Telomyras.

Before becoming an Esthetician, Sammie was a client at Darling Sugar. She originally decided to become an Esthetician because she wanted to learn about skincare and how to heal acne. During Esthetican school, she decided most spas were too relaxed of an environment; she enjoyed chatting and listening to rock (sometimes metal) while she worked. She graduated from the Aveda Institute School of Aesthetics in 2019 and decided to become a sugarist. The only place she wanted to work was Darling Sugar.

In true Gemini fashion, her other hobbies include psychology, powerlifting, and baking.

Taja

Taja

Taja Bohannon (taj) Licensed Esthetician Taj is a PNW native, currently residing in Renton with her fur baby, Natsu. Taja completed her advanced esthetics training at the Euro Institute of Skin Care, where she fell in love with sugaring & treating muli-cultural skin. The fiery Aries herself is passionate about learning ingredients and treatments that are safe for all ethnic backgrounds and skin types, brow shaping, nutrition, and problem solving. In Taja’s spare time, you can find her studying for her Master Esthetician License, walking her dog, stretching in a 110° room & spending time with loved ones. Mental health is important to Taja, if needed please don’t hesitate to request a silent service. Fun Fact: ☀ aries | ☾ pisces | ↑ pisces Taja looks forward to sugaring you; Monday,Tuesday & Friday-Sunday

Vanessa

Vanessa Foley-DeLong, Owner and HSF (Head Sugar Fairy

As a former Aesthetics Instructor, who’s been in the beauty industry since the Great Eyebrow Tragedy of the 20th Century, I’ve seen it all. I’ve been sugaring for over a decade and love what I do. My goal is to make every individual that walks through our doors feel comfortable and confident throughout the sugaring process, and to look and feel their best by the time they leave. From Brow Design to full Brazilian and everything in between, your comfort and satisfaction is my top priority.

When not tending your “gardens” this Seattle native enjoys sewing, gardening (with actual dirt and plants!) and spending time with my husband Joey, our sweet and chatty cat Violet, and our goodest boy Wesley Crusher. You can also find me learning the game of disc golf or getting down at the roller rink.

Cat

Cat

I’ve been an esthetician for seven years and been sugaring nearly as long. I really enjoy getting to know my clients and am highly skilled at assisting clients of all shapes, sizes, genders, and sugaring experience so let me put your mind at ease and make this experience the best yet. As the newest team member, I’m super excited to join the amazing crew at Darling Sugar.

Originally from the Bay Area, I’ve lived in Seattle for the past 11 years and enjoy swimming, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and my dog Chloe.

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